Are you planning to celebrate National Stuff That Was Popular When You Were a Kid Day on Monday?
I understand if you're not, as it's a new holiday that we're inventing. Reader Virginia Scott suggested it in our Make Up Your Own Holiday contest. (Monday is also National Make Up Your Own Holiday Day.)
We'll be celebrating here throughout that day. I've asked a dozen mental_floss regulars of various ages with various interests to put together a quiz about something they loved growing up. If you plan to... READ ON
February may be the shortest month of the year, but there is certainly no shortage of unusual holidays to celebrate.
February 4th: Ice Cream for Breakfast... READ ON
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The kazoo is an under-appreciated instrument. To remedy that fact, fans from across America have united to celebrate National Kazoo Day (today!), a day when the lowly humming instrument can finally receive the credit it deserves. Here are a few fascinating points in the history of the great musical... READ ON
It’s a New Year, which means 12 new months to observe some offbeat, obscure and just plain odd holidays. Like these!
January 7th: National Old Rock Day
Have you thanked a veteran rock today? Though no official creator has stepped forward, paleontologists must be behind this holiday honoring the fossils and rock formations that are as old as time.
January 9th: National Static Electricity... READ ON
Most store-bought Christmas cards feature Santa and his reindeer, Christmas trees or religious iconography. Here are some people who went in another direction.... READ ON